PHILADELPHIA – After knocking off three regionally-ranked teams last week, including No. 2 Bentley and No. 25 Stonehill, the University of the Sciences women's basketball team finds itself ranked No. 7 in both NCAA Division II national polls.
Notably, the Devils received one of the 16 first-place votes in the D2SIDA Women's Basketball Week 6 National Poll, helping the Devils move up nine positions from No. 16.
USciences is also the unanimous No. 1 in the East Region of D2SIDA East Region Poll, receiving all six first-place votes. In addition to Bentley and Stonehill, the Devils also defeated Assumption over the weekend; the current No. 2, No. 4 and No. 10 teams in the region.
University of the Sciences now is only behind Union (TN) (14 first-place votes), West Texas A&M, Fort Hays State, Northwest Nazarene (1), Lewis and Indiana (PA) in the D2SIDA National Poll.
USciences moved up two spots in 2018-19 WBCA NCAA Division II Top 25 Coaches' Poll.
Currently in front of the Devils in those rankings are Union (20 first-place votes), Indiana (2), West Texas A&M, Drury, Fort Hays State (1) and Northwest Nazarene.
University of the Sciences (11-0) is one of one of 10 remaining unbeaten in NCAA Division II women's basketball, which will drop to nine tomorrow when the Devils take on No. 16/18 Jefferson (12-0) in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) showdown at 6 p.m. inside of the Gallagher Center.
The Rams are currently the No. 3 team in the D2SIDA East Region rankings.